If you want to overcome a Xanax addiction, you inevitably need to go through withdrawal. While Xanax withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant, they won’t last forever. If you know what to expect beforehand, you’ll be better prepared for addiction treatment and recovery through a California addiction treatment center program.
Mental Health Rebound Symptoms
Doctors prescribe Xanax to treat a number of mental health conditions. Many individuals take Xanax to treat their anxiety disorders or panic attacks. As a result, mental health problems can rebound during withdrawal.
These re-emerging mental health problems are known as rebound symptoms. During withdrawal, it’s common for individuals to start experiencing these conditions once again. In particular, anxiety can become overwhelming during a detox. Fortunately, it will recede with time, just like most other withdrawal symptoms. For this reason, it’s crucial to seek out a dual diagnosis treatment program for your Xanax addiction. This treatment will focus on both your addiction while also tackling your mental health disorder that required the medication in the first place.
Common Physical Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms
For prospective Clients, the physical withdrawal symptoms can be the most worrying. It’s normal to experience a range of symptoms, starting with gastrointestinal problems. Nausea is likely, and many clients will also struggle with diarrhea or abdominal cramping.
Headaches are also a common side effect of Xanax withdrawal. You might experience an increase in heart rate or blood pressure, and it’s possible to feel warm or overheated without any physical exertion.
In many cases, you might also experience trembling. Muscle tremors and muscle pain or tension is incredibly common.
Fortunately, most of the physical withdrawal symptoms are relatively mild. Severe symptoms can include seizures. Luckily, it is rare to experience seizures during a Xanax withdrawal.
How Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms Impact Mood and Sleep
When you quit using Xanax, you might notice changes to your mood. Virtually everyone who goes through a Xanax withdrawal will see changes to their sleep cycle, mood, and behavior.
A number of people who use Xanax use it right before bedtime. The drug can make some people feel relaxed enough to fall asleep. During withdrawal, it’s normal to struggle with insomnia. Eventually, the body will relearn how to sleep deeply without the need for medication.
It’s also normal to feel irritable during a Xanax withdrawal. Mood swings and depression are just some ways your mood could be impacted.
Preparing for Recovery After Withdrawal
- Residential addiction treatment program
- Intensive outpatient treatment program
- Partial hospitalization treatment program
- Outpatient treatment program
- Individual therapy program
- Group therapy program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program
- Dialectical behavior therapy program
Working through Xanax withdrawal symptoms is one of the key steps in addiction recovery. At Serenity Lodge in California, you can work toward a healthy, happy and sober life. Contact Serenity Lodge today by calling 866.379.4365. Let our team help you work through the admissions process and begin your journey today.